Published: 30 May 2007 at 14:30
East Cambridgeshire District Council has recently played host to a marketing student from Anglia Ruskin University, as just one of a growing number of local organisations that has been supporting the Employer Mentoring Scheme run by the University in Cambridge.
All three parties, have been taking part in the 2006-2007 programme of Employer mentoring which is soon to conclude with a special awards event. As Katie Morris, who runs the scheme says:
East Cambridgeshire District Council has been delighted with Julia Barts, the second year marketing student.
For Julia, the experience has been rewarding and different.
Katie has been delighted with the outcome of the match.
Employers nationally identify the lack of business awareness among graduates as being a significant barrier to progress. Addressing this criticism six years ago, Anglia Ruskin University developed its Employer Mentoring Scheme, a targeted program giving second year students an opportunity to be supported and mentored by a graduate or professional from local organisations on a one-to-one basis.
Mentoring organisations are drawn from across a variety of fields including Legal, Financial, Housing, IT, Built Environment, HR and Marketing as well as Local Government.